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Importance of increasing the level of thinking

Chris discusses the need for work to increase in cognitive demand and mentions the range of taxonomies that can be drawn upon.

Chris discusses the need for work to become more challenging and mentions how taxonomies such as Bloom’s and SOLO can be drawn upon to support developing work that increases in terms of cognitive demand.

The Bloom’s and SOLO taxonomies illustrated in the video are also shown below. Further information on both Bloom’s and SOLO can be found using the links at the bottom of this step.


There are many different ways you can use schemata like Bloom’s and SOLO to support differentiated learning. How have you used these taxonomies already in your teaching?
If you are new to Bloom’s or SOLO, consider how you could use these or other taxonomies to increase the cognitive demand of the work and how you would organise your classroom so that students can collaborate to share their thinking.
Suggest one or two approaches in the comments below.
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